U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development,
Participants from the business community in
To achieve this leadership status, Williams suggested that small businesses in
"Small businesses here partner with larger businesses", he said, adding that the big businesses are willing to share resources such as machinery which smaller businesses lack.
Williams added that on the other hand, the bigger businesses can gain from the experiences of the smaller ones because the latter know the communities better.
Unsure if U.S. is willing to extend the AGOA programme for another 15 years, Williams noted however, that the U.S. government was committed to aiding the deployment of infrastructure for
The initiative is to help ensure better power generation for
Representative of the microfinance sector,
She explained that though the microfinance sector is targeted at helping women, they are majorly unwilling to take loans. In response,
Another officer from the office of the U.S Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development,
Responding to the issue of huge capital requirements for foreign entrepreneurs in the U.S., Kirk advised intending investors to join available business incubators that would help entrepreneurs start their businesses in the US.
Another participant, Esta Charles-Ayede, who represented the agricultural sector, noted that Nigerian exporters of agricultural products face a lot of difficulties and losses on issues of standard when they reach America with their goods.
She therefore, suggested that the U.S. set up laboratories in
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